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Author: Ellen Derrico, Senior Director of Product Marketing

The New Hacking Frontier: Medical Device Vulnerabilities

January 6, 2016

Last month I spoke about ransomware in my blog regarding patient data security. Ransomware is a particularly nasty malware variant where malicious code gets launched into a network and encrypts critical data. Then someone, somewhere requests ransom in return for the decryption key. For healthcare IT, this is an increasingly « Read More

Patient Data Security and the Wall of Shame: Healthcare IT to the Rescue

November 19, 2015

In 2009, the United States enacted the HITECH Act, otherwise known as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act – but that’s a mouthful. Part of this act requires the US Department of Health and Human Services to maintain a running tally of breaches of unsecured protected « Read More

Ask Ellen Video Blog Series: 3 Ways Tech Has Damaged the Patient-Clinician Experience

November 12, 2015

The Ask Ellen video blog series takes questions that we hear from customers, partners and our social media friends like you to and gets them answered by our own healthcare and life sciences expert Ellen Derrico. You can connect with Ellen here. Today’s question came from one of our customers « Read More

Ask Ellen Video Blog Series: Why Is It Critical for Health IT to be in the Boardroom?

November 5, 2015

The Ask Ellen video blog series takes questions that we hear from customers, partners and our social media friends like you to and gets them answered by our own healthcare and life sciences expert Ellen Derrico. You can connect with Ellen here. Today’s question came from one of our customers « Read More

4 More Reasons For Workspace Virtualization in Healthcare: As If You Needed Them

October 29, 2015

I’ve been working at the intersection of healthcare and technology for years now – and I can tell you from experience that healthcare was an early and enthusiastic adopter of workspace virtualization. This had a lot to do with circumstances inherent to healthcare – such as roaming clinicians, relentless cost « Read More

Putting the Care Back in Healthcare

September 29, 2015

There are many reasons why hospitals and health systems all over the world would want better healthcare IT. But one of the reasons I like the best is that it can help end the tug of war that invariably takes place in so many healthcare settings. Here, I’m talking about « Read More

Ask Ellen Video Blog Series – Consistent User Experience for Clinicians

September 24, 2015

The Ask Ellen video blog series takes questions that we hear from customers, partners and our social media friends like you to and gets them answered by our own healthcare and life sciences expert Ellen Derrico. You can connect with Ellen here. Today’s question came from one of our customers « Read More

Out of Sight, Out of Mind – Key to Being a Healthcare IT Superstar

September 8, 2015

Take a look at the photograph below. At quick glance you know a few things instantly: it’s a healthcare setting, there’s a patient in need, a medical team is rushing to help and time is of the essence. When I see photos like this, my first question is, “does the « Read More

Fun in the Sun with UEM and Healthcare

August 4, 2015

It’s the dog days of summer and if anything says fun in the sun, it has to be User Environment Management (UEM)! Kidding… Tracey Mustacchio, CMO here at RES, recently posted a blog on UEM that got me thinking about summer and UEM (also known as workspace management, user virtualization, « Read More

A Seat at the Table: Better IT Service Delivery for Better Patient Care

July 8, 2015

I’ve learned that one of the aspirations many healthcare IT leaders have is to earn a seat at the table. What table? I’m talking about the business table – where business decisions are made. In other words, most healthcare IT organizations want to make the transition from back-office technical support « Read More